2023 Breakout Sessions

Alex Tunnicliff - A Gospel-Driven Approach to Lust

February 4, 2023 • Alex Tunnicliff

Few temptations are more pervasive and destructive to men than pornography. Freedom is possible but we must fight for victory from the victory Jesus died to secure. Let’s take an honest look at ourselves in light of this sin and find hope to kill it by the finished work of Christ our King.

Bland & Linda Campbell - Understanding Prayer

February 4, 2023 • Linda Campbell, Bland Campbell

It is no small thing for a person to bow down and bend before the living God. When we pray, we come into His presence; we encounter Him. He is the One on the other side of our prayers. Pursuing a life of prayer takes understanding and action.

Brian & Melissa Hofmeister - Communicating in Marriage

February 4, 2023 • Brian & Melissa Hofmeister, Brian Hofmeister, Melissa Hofmeister

It’s been a hard year(s) for many marriages. We tried telling ourselves our marriage was fine (when we were not), then we tried to hide it when we were not fine (fix it on our own), but maybe now is the time to talk about not being fine and face some long-term disappointments in marriage - together. First, we’ll get into what the gospel communicates to our marriage like nothing else can - forgiveness, grace, second chances, and hope all have their best power in the gospel of Jesus. Second, we’ll make big choices based on Jesus’ teaching that the two are already one, and therefore set the boundaries that keep us one.

Bryan Marvel - Making Your Work Matter

February 4, 2023 • Bryan Marvel

When we were young we all had dreams of what we wanted to be when we grew up. But how many of us saw those dreams become a reality? For many men, work is a duty and obligation. For others, it sucks the life out of them. In this session will look at God’s design for work and what it takes to find meaning and fulfillment in it.

Dan Ryan - Reaching Your Neighbor

February 4, 2023 • Dan Ryan

The world is literally coming to our front door as refugees and immigrants from across the world are coming to Wisconsin to find help and hope. How do we effectively both reach out to these people and also our Wisconsin neighbors? Come and hear helpful insights and key principles in tried and true ways to effectively reach our neighbors, across cultures and across the street!

Dr. Dan Green - Dealing with Stress

February 4, 2023 • Dr. Dan Green

Day-to-day life presents many demands on our time, energy, emotions, and resources. We are finite and the demands can seem endless. When we experience being overwhelmed, stressed-out we often live poorly and use unhealthy and ungodly coping strategies with many negative consequences. We will explore how we can live congruent with how God has designed us and cope effectively with the stresses we encounter.

Gary Rohrmayer - Having Spiritual Conversations

February 4, 2023 • Gary Rohrmayer

How do you come alongside a person who is far from God and help them become a mature follower of Jesus? Coming alongside them is more helpful than throwing more discipleship programs at them. Gary has developed a proven spiritual formation process that has turned many spiritual investigators into spiritual contributors. Learn how to have spiritual conversations that lead to spiritual maturity.

Jonathan Misirian - Shaping Young Adults

February 4, 2023 • Jonathan Misirian

So many of us have a sense of urgency in passing the faith on to the next generation. Historically, Young Adults have always been one of the most difficult groups to reach for the Lord. Our session will focus not only on mistakes we commonly make but will also give us concrete steps that we can all take to help spiritually form the Young Adults in our lives.

Kurt Owens - Facing Adversity

February 4, 2023 • Kurt Owens

Whether you are a believer or not, adversity will always lurk in the shadows and nobody is immune from it. However, the adversity you experience will never cancel out the mission God has called you to. Fact of the matter is, mission and adversity travel together, and this session is designed to better help you navigate those travels.

Mike Moran - Living on Purpose

February 4, 2023 • Mike Moran

Most men at the end of their life want to know that they made a difference. Call it a sense of purpose or significance but none of us want to get to the end of our lives and realize that we have wasted the one life we were given to live. We want to know that we impacted lives, people, humanity or eternity. The question is: “how?” How do we do that well? Come hear some principles and stories about how not to waste your life.

Rod Hairston - Growing as a Jesus Follower

February 4, 2023 • Rod Hairston

Anything we want to grow in our lives, whether it’s a business, a relationship, a garden, or our finances depends on the principles of sowing and reaping. Learn how to grow as a follower of Jesus by observing the same principles. The secret to growing in Christ is all about being receptive to the seed of His word, no matter what kind of hand life is dealing us. Even if you’ve gotten off track, growth is still possible!

Steve and Colleen Sonderman - Soul Mates

February 4, 2023 • Steve Sonderman, Colleen Sonderman

Between working 50+ hours per week, attending kids activities, coaching teams, household chores and serving at church, where is the time to be a “Soul Mate”? In this seminar Steve & Colleen will draw upon nearly 40 years of marriage to share principles on how your marriage can grow and deepen through the years.

Troy Loether - Influencing Teens

February 4, 2023 • Troy Loether

Today’s “Influencers” use their presence and platform to influence others. While the term is a current buzzword, the concept is not new. You are influencing the teens in your life. Period. The real questions are: how are you influencing them, who are you pointing them to and what might we glean from the most influential influencer of all time?

Walter Harvey - Forgiving and Healing

February 4, 2023 • Walter Harvey

Discover the power of communion and the Lord’s Table at this seminar. Jesus desires to be in close relationship with us, so He prepares a table of forgiveness, healing and restoration. At the table, Jesus turns our darkest moments into happy endings because of His grace.